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Fostering Academic Excellence

At the Department of Criminal Justice, we are committed to fostering academic excellence, critical thinking, and professional development in the field of criminal justice. Situated within the dynamic academic environment of NDSU, we offer a comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare students for diverse careers in law enforcement, corrections, legal professions, research, and beyond.

Our mission is to provide students with a solid foundation in the theoretical, methodological, and practical aspects of criminal justice. Through rigorous coursework, experiential learning opportunities, and engagement with cutting-edge research, we aim to equip our graduates with the knowledge, skills, and ethical framework necessary to address the complex challenges facing the criminal justice system.




Why Choose NDSU?

Our faculty members are accomplished scholars and practitioners who are actively engaged in research, policy development, and community outreach in various areas of criminal justice. They represent a wide array of expertise including law enforcement, corrections, courts/law, criminal justice policy, criminological theory, and juvenile justice to name a few.



Whether you aspire to work in law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, victim advocacy, homeland security, or pursue further education in graduate or law school, our program prepares you for a wide range of career paths.




The Department of Criminal Justice provides students (undergraduate and graduate) the opportunity to travel to other countries to learn about their criminal justice system.



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